HOW WE FIND YOUR STYLE
We will first look at the space related to your project. It will be helpful if I look at all your space. Even the areas not rated to your project, because frequently, there may be an easier way to solve the issue you have asked me about, and I will be making notes, taking pictures, and then discuss your wants and needs.
When you have told me everything you want me to know, we will begin to find your style.
If you already know your style, I can enhance that for you, and, if you don’t, I will present a
program for us to find it.
This is done in a simple way for both of us. I will show you how to make a scrapbook for
me to use.
I will provide all the materials you will need, as well as a folder to gather the materials. This will be easy, and take very little time. This should be done with the others
who live in the home, (those who have a vote!).
You can do this while watching TV,
or while waiting in a Drs. office, whatever is easy for you. It should not take longer than 20 – 30 minutes , however, you are welcome to provide all you wish. *The more, the better!
Anything you want to add to the scrapbook of your
own is more than welcome and that could be a photograph, a letter, anything important
to your happiness.
Articulating your design style is the key to creating a room that really reflects it. If this sounds esoteric, have no fear: You can easily identify the look you crave. Begin by either taking a quick or, for a more in-depth examination, following the steps below, recommended by interior-design expert Carrie McCarthy. Then have a look at examples of four home decorating styles we’ve identified, complete with product picks and shopping sources.
1. Look at your furniture. With a pad in hand, walk from room to room and make two truthful lists: “Love It” and “Wish I Could Replace It.” Catalog everything you can, including art―and be honest. “It’s all based on how things make you feel,” says McCarthy.
2. Gather items you cherish. Check the top of your dresser, your mantel, your bookshelves, then pull special clothes from your closet. “Focus on the items that make you feel beautiful and joyful,” says McCarthy.
3. Think about places you love and why you love them. “Picture your dream home, if you could live anywhere,” says McCarthy. Then think outside of home: “If you were invited to the Oscars, what would you wear?” This moves you beyond the limitations of your lifestyle and budget and into a new realm of creativity.
4. Look for common threads―design, colors, shapes, materials, vibe―among the things you treasure. See which of the styles pictured here your picks most jibe with. You may find yourself attracted to a blend of styles rather than just one; as you delve into the following rooms, note which features appeal to you. This will help you translate your taste into smart decorating choices.